Timothy McKeown

Timothy McKeown

Professor
302 Hamilton Hall
919-962-0399
tim_mckeown@unc.edu

Timothy McKeown, Professor of Political Science, came to UNC in 1986. He received his B.A. from Macalester College and his Ph.D. from Stanford, and has also taught at Carnegie-Mellon, Duke, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (Russian Federation), and the New School for Democratic Management. Prof. McKeown teaches undergraduate courses in U.S. foreign policy, international environmental politics, and international organizations, and also offers graduate seminars in international political economy and foreign policy decision-making. His research explores the determinants of nations’ foreign policies, especially foreign economic policy. McKeown’s current research investigates foreign aid programs and the practice of conditionality and soft influence strategies; government research and development subsidies as a trade-promoting strategy; industrial structure and foreign economic policy, and third party interventions in bilateral bargaining. Methodologically, he continues to work on developing the theory and methods of qualitative research, especially the systematic observation of archival material. He looks forward to working with students and colleagues who are properly disrespectful of disciplinary boundaries.